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No country will combat racism and discrimination effectively unless it also progresses with the other parts of the equation for human goodness that have helped define and create the emerging global consensus of this century.
Beyond Racism: Embracing an Interdependent Future - Overview Report (2000)

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"Don't Let This Harvest Pass" The Present Moment in Brazil, the Americas and the World (101 kb)
 
Lynn Huntley

When the European slave ships left Africa hundreds of years ago with our ancestors in chains, many ships landed in Brazil, while others disgorged their human cargo in the United States. As descendants of these enslaved Africans, we are citizens of different nations, speak different languages and embrace different cultures, but we are and always will be kinfolks. In the United States, any drop of Black blood or descent, makes a person, irrespective of color or appearance, an African American. Whether our skin is light or dark, African Americans and Afro descendants in Brazil are members of an extended family. We are bound together by our shared and continuous struggle against second-class citizenship and the insistence that our rights, our human rights, be respected. We are bound together by shared interests. And we are bound together by bonds of affection and respect.

 
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